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Metal News for May 25, 2010

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Crimson Glory Announces New Vocalist

Florida act Crimson Glory has recruited Todd La Torre as the band's new vocalist and front man. Lead guitarist Jon Drenning says, "We (the band) all sat down and discussed the idea, and all agreed that Todd was a perfect fit. He embodies so many of the qualities that made Midnight a superb singer/songwriter, but luckily he isn't haunted by the demons that so plagued Mid, eventually causing his death. In Todd, we have found a healthy, light-hearted, happy-go-lucky character with a winning personality and a true love and passion for what he does and the music he creates. He amazed us from the get-go, and it is the general opinion of the band that, with Todd La Torre, Crimson Glory will sound as good, if not better than ever.

"We as a band have had the opportunity to work with some extremely talented singers (Midnight, David Van Landing and Wade Black). Ultimately we agreed that a relatively unknown singer would be beneficial; Todd is a blank canvas in the sense that he doesn't have any other prior musical history that could affect the overall sound that defines Crimson Glory. The fact that he is a local talent with exceptional vocal and strong writing skills made this the ideal situation and most suitable to our creative endeavors for the future."

Bassist Jeff Lords comments, "It's refreshing to know that in a highly competitive industry, one that is seemingly operating in an uncaring, indifferent universe, that plain ol' good luck can come around at just the right time, as Todd is the perfect addition to Crimson Glory, and he is someone with whom I truly look forward to collaborating."

Drummer Dana Burnell adds, "I feel great about Todd joining the band. His ability to sing the vintage songs is unmatched. I've had the pleasure of hearing him sing over some of our original recorded tracks as well as in rehearsals, where the very first night he blew me away. Since Midnight's death, myself and the other surviving members of Crimson Glory have really strengthened our bond; we are closer than we've ever been, and now with the addition of Todd I'm extremely excited about the band's future." More...

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Sacred Steel To Perform Play It Loud Festival

Germany's Sacred Steel has checked in with the following announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Play It Loud festival in Italy:

"We have been confirmed for this year´s issue of PLAY IT LOUD Festival in Vicenza/Italy, taking place from October 29 through 31. Other bands performing will be Agent Steel, Destruction, Raven, Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and many, many more!"

The upcoming Sacred Steel tour dates are as follows:

7/17 2010 BANG YOUR HEAD!!! - Open Air Balingen, Baden-Würt, DE
10/30 2010 BÖRSENCRASH FESTIVAL - Wuppertal Wuppertal, Nordrhein, DE
10/31 2010 PLAY IT LOUD FESTIVAL - Vicenza(Italy) Vicenza, Italy, ITALY

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Slodust Comments On Paul Gray's Passing

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found dead in a hotel room in Urbandale on Monday, May 24th, 2010. Drummer Dante X-X of Swedish metal act Slodust has now issued the following comments about Gray's passing:

"Music has lost one of their most important people. The co-finder of Slipknot, Paul Gray is dead. Slipknot is one of the biggest and greatest artists ever in my book. Without them/him, I wouldn't play music. So....thank you...for everything. RIP."

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Slipknot Streaming Live Press Conference

Slipknot is currently conducting a live press conference to discuss bassist Paul Gray's death. 38-year-old Gray was found dead in a hotel room Monday at the Town Plaza Hotel in Urbandale. The stream of the conference can be viewed below.

Free TV Show from Ustream

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Lordi Reveals New Album Release Date

Finnish heavy metal monsters Lordi has announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album through The End Records on September 14th. This will be a worldwide release date. The new album is entitled, "Babez For Breakfast" and was recorded earlier this year with producer Michael Wagener, who has previously worked with Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper. The first single from the album, "This Is Heavy Metal" will be released on August 6th.

Frontman Mr. Lordi stated: "We are very proud of this album. We went back to the basics and beyond. The new material is more rocking and melodic, but we have not forgotten the horror elements, either. As our producer says - each song includes a lot of energy, emotion and entertainment. We are eager to go back on the road and meet our fans with new songs, outfits and tricks!"

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Alice In Chains Earns A Gold Record In The U.S.

Reunited grunge legends Alice In Chains have, quite literally, struck gold with their latest album, "Black Gives Way To Blue," as it was certified gold in the United States of America today after selling over 500,000 copies. When the album was released, it sold 125,000 units in it's first week of release, clinching the number 5 spot on the Billboard Albums Chart.

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Rush Reveals New Album Title

Canadian progressive rock legends Rush has announced that the name of their forthcoming, twentieth studio album will be, "Clockwork Angels." Although the album's first single, "Caravan" will be released on June 1st, the record itself is not expected to be released until some time next year. The "Caravan" single will also contain another new track from the album, entitled "BU2B."

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Pelican Announces Chicago Shows

Pelican will be playing at Chicago's annual Do Division Street Fest this June. The event takes place on Saturday & Sunday, June 5th & 6th, on Division Street in Downtown Chicago. The outdoor festival will showcase Pelican playing at dusk on Saturday, June 5th. They'll share the stage with Headlights, CoCoComas, Maritime, headliners The Hood Internet and more, as their stage is hosted by comedian Neil Hamburger. Additional details can be found at this location.

The band will play another hometown show again the following night at The Empty Bottle, headlining over local acts Medusa and Miracle Condition, featuring members of celebrated cult Chicago band US Maple. Pelican's song "The Creeper," the second track on the band's most recent release "What We All Come To Need," will also appear in the season finale of CSI: Miami, on CBS this Monday, May 31st. The details of the upcoming Pelican Chicago shows are as follows:

6/05/2010 Do Division Street Fest - Chicago, IL
6/06/2010 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL

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The Haunted's "Faultline" Live Video Posted Online

A live video of The Haunted performing "Faultline" has been posted online. The video is taken from the CD/DVD "Road Kill." The CD/DVD set is already out in Europe and will be released on June 8th, 2010 in North America via Century Media. Check out the video below.

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Bleeding Through Posts "Anti-Hero" Video

Bleeding Through has posted a music video online for the track "Anti-Hero," which is off their latest self-titled album. The clip can be viewed below.


Bleeding Through - "Anti-Hero"

Rise Records | MySpace Music Videos

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Derelict Posts Tour Video Blog

Derelict is currently embarked on their Canadian "Northern Shores" tour. The band has posted a new video tour blog online, which can be viewed below.

The upcoming Derelict tour dates are as follows: More...

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Taproot Track To Be Used As TNA Theme Song

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling continues their partnership with Victory Records, announcing the selection of Taproot’s single, “Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)” as the theme song for the TNA Pay-Per-View summer event, “Slammiversary." Live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, “Slammiversary” will broadcast on Sunday, June 13th. In celebration of TNA Wrestling’s 8th anniversary, this three-hour event will feature Hulk Hogan, Rob Can Dam, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Desmond Wolfe, The Pope, Ric Flair, Sting, Jeff Jarrett, and more.

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Boris Announces North American Tour

Japan's Boris has just locked down a new North American escapade. After many previous tours to the continent, Boris will return to North America this on a tour that will last from the end of July through the month of August. Kicking off in California, the opening leg of the tour will see the band accompanied by Russian Circles as main support for the first few weeks, and by Red Sparrowes for the second leg, which also winds down in the Golden State at the end of August. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/24/2010 The Casbah - San Diego, CA
7/25/2010 Plush - Tucson, AZ
7/27/2010 The Loft @ Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX w/ Russian Circles
7/28/2010 The Mohawk - Austin, TX w/ Russian Circles
7/30/2010 Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA w/ Russian Circles
7/31/2010 The Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL w/ Russian Circles More...

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Alice Cooper Comments On Upcoming Album

It has just been announced that Alice Cooper has begun working on a new album to be produced by Bob Ezrin as part of a new joint venture with Bigger Picture Group. Ezrin commented on the collaboration: "I am delighted to be back in business with Alice Cooper and Shep Gordon’s Alive Enterprises and our whole company is over the moon about this collaboration. This is not a record deal but rather a partnership that involves virtually all aspects of Alice’s ever-expanding universe. And it’s a reunion with the first artist I ever produced and the first great manager I ever worked with. I couldn’t be happier.”

A tour themed to tie in with the album, the concept of which is being kept under wraps for the moment, is being planned in support of the release. Alice Cooper remarked, “It feels great to be working with Bob again and the entire Bigger Picture team have been tremendously supportive. Lightning has struck more than once in the past with Bob’s involvement so we feel great that we’re onto something really electrifying now that we’re together again. The album we’re crafting is, in some ways, a ‘shriekquel’ to what’s gone before and there’s no better guy to oversee things than Bob.” More...

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As I Lay Dying To Appear On Loveline

As I Lay Dying will be appearing on the "Loveline" show tonight, Tuesday May 25th at 10:00PM PDT with Dr. Drew Pinksy. The band will discuss the new album "The Powerless Rise." Station and show time information can be found at this location.

After wrapping their headlining U.S. tour, As I Lay Dying will head overseas for shows in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Holland, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and the U.K. The band will then return to the U.S. to launch the “Cool Tour” with Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The nationwide trek will launch July 12 in Orlando and wraps up August 1 in San Francisco.

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Bumblefoot Announces Meet And Greets

Bumblefoot has issued the following announcement about upcoming meet and greet sessions:

"Hey all, I'll be doing some meet-n-greets during the upcoming GNR tour - bring your cameras, Bumblefoot & GNR CDs, anything you want signed... (if not, we'll have autograph cards.) There will be drawings to win CDs - and in Helsinki & Aalborg, a pair of tickets to that day's GNR show as my personal guest."

The details of the sessions are as follows:

FINLAND
1PM - 3PM SAT JUNE 5th (GNR show day in Helsinki)
DLX Deluxe Music Shops
Albertinkatu 29, 00180
Helsinki

RUSSIA
4PM - 6PM WED JUNE 8th (day after GNR show in Moscow)
119146 Russia, Moscow, P.O.B. 4
Moscow Palace of Youth
Komsomolsky prospect, 28 More...

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16 Writing New Album

Los Angeles, CA’s 16 has announced a run of European tour dates leading up to the band's performance as part of Hellfest 2010 in Clisson, France. This brief tour, the band’s second-ever in Europe, will begin on June 9th in Italy and also include Orange Man Theory. 16 has also begun writing for the follow-up album to "Bridges To Burn." This will be the first 16 album to feature new drummer Mateo Pinkerton (ex-BUZZOV*EN, CROM). Additional recording and album information will be made available shortly. The upcoming 16 tour dates are as follows:

6/4 2010 Three Clubs Hollywood, FREE Show w/ BLACK COBRA Los Angeles, CA
6/9 2010 Milan (Italy) @ Mi-Odi Festival Circolo A.R.C.I. Magnolia Milan, IT, ITALY
6/10 2010 Montpellier (France) @ Baloard Montpellier, FRANCE
6/11 2010 L'Eclectic Torello (Barcelona), esp, SPAIN
6/12 2010 Japan Rock Club Villareal (Castellon), Spain
6/13 2010 Gijón (Spain) @ Savoy Club Gijón, Spain, SPAIN
6/14 2010 Braga (Portugal) @ Insolito Bar Braga, PORTUGAL
6/15 2010 Palo Palo Marinaleda (Sevilla), ES, SPAIN
6/16 2010 Malaga (Spain) Malaga, SPAIN
6/17 2010 Madrid (Spain) @ La Boite Madrid, SPAIN
6/20 2010 Hellfest Clisson France w/ KISS, Godflesh, Slayer, Motorhead Clisson, France, FRANCE

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The Konsortium Contributes To New Split Albums

Norway's The Konsortium has issued the following announcement about adding a cover song to an upcoming split album with Satanochio:

"Alright, the cover we did of Ved Buens Ende's 'You that may wither' will soon be available on a split 7". The other song on this little gem is a new recording from the Romanian cult Satanochio. Ugh! More news regarding release date, label, etc. will follow shortly. Vinyl and / or death!"

You can also check out sample The Konsortium tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Detente Posts "In God We Trust" Video

California thrashers Detente have posted a video clip online for the song "In God We Trust," which is off their latest album "Decline." The video can be viewed below.

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Edenbridge Posts New Song Online

Austrian power metallers Edenbridge have uploaded a new sample online from their upcoming album "Solitaire." The song "Skyline's End" is available for streaming through the Edenbridge MySpace page. "Solitaire" is set to be released on the following dates:

6/30: Spain
7/2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
7/5: Rest of Europe
7/13: USA/Canada

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Forbidden Updates Tour Schedule

Bay area thrashers Forbidden have updated their North American tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

11/4 2010 Jaxx - W. Springfield VA
11/5 2010 Montage Music Hall - Rochester NY
11/6 2010 Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale NY
11/7 2010 Club Hell - Providence RI
11/8 2010 Sonar - Baltimore MD
11/9 2010 Gil's - Virginia Beach VA
11/10 2010 Amos - Charlotte NC
11/11 2010 Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
11/12 2010 Hooligans - Jacksonville NC
11/13 2010 Club Firestone - Orlando FL
11/14 2010 Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale FL
11/15 2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta GA
11/16 2010 Peabody’s - Cleveland OH
11/17 2010 Newport Music Hall - Columbus OH
11/18 2010 Diesel Nightclub - Pittsburgh PA
11/19 2010 Rocko's - Manchester NH
11/20 2010 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville NJ
11/22 2010 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal QC - CANADA
11/23 2010 MOD Club - Toronto ON - CANADA
11/24 2010 Blondies - Detroit MI
11/26 2010 Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville KY
11/27 2010 Reggie's - Chicago IL
11/28 2010 The Rave - Milwaukee WI
11/29 2010 Station 4 - St Paul MN More...

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Hatchet Dawn Comments On Upcoming Album

Hatchet Dawn has checked in with the following comments about preparing to enter the recording studio:

"Hatchet Dawn will commence working on the bands next major project in June 2010 working with producer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Nevermore, Deicide, Judas Priest, Macabre, Hall & Oats, Michael Bolton, Queensryche, Dokken, XYZ, Lynch Mob). Producing music and bands from all genres Rock/Metal/Industrial/Pop/Death over his extensive career, Neil Kernon is set to facilitate world class growth into Hatchet Dawn’s newest material and developing career. More details will be announced soon on the project. Hatchet Dawn will take a break and escape the recording studio to perform at PLASTIC on June 13th playing all new material fresh from the studio floor."

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Massive Assault Posts More Performance Footage

Massive Assault has posted more footage online from the band's appearance at Het Podium in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands on April 17th. The video clip can be viewed below.

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TheDownGoing Finishes Debut Album

Australian grindcore act TheDownGoing has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording of a new album:

"Hey there. We've just finished our debut CD, 'I Am Become.' 13 tracks of godless 2-piece grind, recorded at the Brain Studios Surry Hills by Michael Taverner and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Genghis Tron) at West West Side Music New York.

"So if you enjoy some fast, crusty, chaotic noise served with a side of nihilism, we'd love to get one of these bad boys out your way. Send your details to: thedowngoing [at] hotmail [dot] com and we can post one out to you. We're charging ten dollars for it, bit more if postage requires it. The CD should also be available at some select music retailers around Sydney soon, so more info on that when I get it sorted."

You can also check out sample TheDownGoing tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Vintage Flesh Issues Recording Update

New Hampshire black metal act Vintage Flesh has issued the following update about recording new material:

"Our first Sunday of recording is in the bag. The body bag... We have begun with the drumming tracks as do most bands in this procedure. This time around is different due to the fact that we are no longer a three piece. Raypissed the vocalist has taken on drum duty. 6 songs were covered that day on drums and we may have a couple re-do's and four more to complete all the drum tracks. Then its on to Hex and his fearful attack on the strings.

"Much budd and good New England brewed Beer is being consumed for the entire process. As it should be... We will be coming here to keep who ever cares up on the progress of this, our sophomore project? I don't know, its our second full length and it promises to over shadow the last with the black shades of Dunwich HORROR! More to come next Sunday."

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Defect Designer Comments On Paul Gray's Death

Defect Designer has issued the following statement about the band's reaction to news of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's death:

"Today I opened my Facebook to find out Paul Gray was found dead. Same month as today I was sitting in front of my monitor with mouth open because it was hard to believe Ronnie James Dio passed away. I remember I was reading news about recovery and successful surgery. Even now when I listen to latest records I cannot believe this powerful man is sixty-something years. Charming smile. Planning tours at 67 is a deed!

"Before this Peter Steele passed and it is such a sorrow to listen his unique voice and know this is the end, he has his very last record. Dismal and beautiful his music is. Unbearable. Today again I cannot believe what I see in news blog. I cannot believe it can be true that band member of a band that influenced us so much is no more, that a person who influenced our bass player and probably made him take a bass guitar is gone. Can it be true because this is something that can't fit our minds? Why do our icons die? Why do they start dying?"

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Haste The Day Posts New Song Online

Haste The Day has checked in with the following update about streaming a new song online from their new album:

"Hey everyone! We've posted our second track off our upcoming album Attack Of The Wolf King titled Dogs Like Vultures! It's streaming now on our MySpace page! So have a listen, and tell us what you think! While you're at it, why not tell your friends on Twitter about it: NEW @hastetheday song "Dogs Like Vultures" up now! Can't wait for you all to hear the full album! If you'd like to preorder it, you can get a Special Edition / T-Shirt bundle through The Solid State Store! See you on our upcoming Attack Of The Wolf King Tour with MyChildren MyBride and Upon A Burning Body!"

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Kamelot Inks Deal with Marquee/Avalon

American/Norwegian progressive metal band Kamelot has inked a deal with Marquee/Avalon for the Japanese release of the its forthcoming album, tentatively due in late Summer 2010. The album features special guest appearances by Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind), Simone Simons (Epica), Jon Oliva (Savatage, TSO) and more!

"Marquee/Avalon is happy to have Kamelot - such a great band in our family and we are proud of announcing it. We all hope that Kamelot's fame will be at a higher level with the next album. we trust the band a potential to become so," states Marquee's Naohiro Yamazaki.

Kamelot's Roy Khan adds, "We are very excited about working with Marquee on the new album! We are also planning to return to Japan for some very special concerts with all the amazing fans there."

Release dates will be announced in the near future.

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Desultory Completes New Album

Reactivated death metal band DESULTORY has recently completed work their upcoming album, which will be entitled "Counting Our Scars." The band recorded, mixed and mastered the effort with Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Unanimated, Deströyer 666, etc) in Alvik, Sweden.

Work is also currently underway for the new album's cover artwork and layout, and more announcement on this will be made available soon. Among some of the song titles to be included (in no particular order) on "Counting Our Scars" are "In A Cage", "Counting Our Scars", "Ready To Bleed", "This Broken Halo", "Uneven Numbers", etc.

The band comments, "What gets inside always stays inside. This music once shaped us and the marks it left will forever keep itching. Desultory never died, it just went down deep below and beneath the surface it slowly kept growing. Throughout the years, there are many of you out there who never stopped waiting, asking the same question over and over. Now when we finally meet again, 'Counting Our Scars' feels like liberation, the bleeding is over. This album is for all of us who never stopped waiting."

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Nocturnal Rites Announces New Guitarist

Nocturnal Rites has announced their new guitarist as Chris Rörland. The band has posted the following video introducing him to their fans:

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Pit Stories: Gettin' Some with Nashville Pussy

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Nashville Pussy guitarist Ruyter shares their own tale from the cl*t pit:

Nashville Pussy was playing the Electric Lounge in Austin, Texas. Our drummer Jeremy's awesome parents were in attendance and his father doesn't ever swear so Blaine told the audience he'd asked Jeremy's dad if he minded that we'd be cussing that night on stage and Jeremy's father responded, "you should cuss even more tonight." Everyone laughed. Especially Jeremy's parents cause Blaine just made that story up on the spot.

The place was sold out and packed solid. The stage was only about 3 feet off the floor and some drunk woman in front of me was laying half way on the stage and grabbing at my monitor. She kept clinging to it like a life preserver and kind of jerking it back and forth across the stage with the beat and driving me Nuts! I was about to boot her in the head and get her the fuck off my monitor when I noticed the guy behind her had her skirt up over her back and was f*cking her from behind. I remember looking at the happy couple then quickly scanning the crowd to find Jeremy's parents standing at the back with big smiles on their faces.

That's my best Pit story. Fun for all ages.

Nashville Pussy is currently on tour in the apparently aptly named Parental Advisory tour with Green Jelly and Psychostick. Check out a report from one stop here and an interview with Ruyter here.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Evergrey Cancels Tour Dates Due To Theft

Evergrey was scheduled to perform several upcoming tour dates with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The band has now checked in with the following update about the remaining shows in Spain and Portugal being canceled due to having equipment stolen:

"Due to a break-in in Evergrey’s tour bus all gigs in Spain and Portugal are canceled. Evergrey lost equipment and merchandise for a value beyond 35000 Euros so it is impossible to continue. We pass Lyon on the way home and will use the equipment of the local support. Maybe we can go home and get new equipment for the Holland shows and come back but this is still uncertain. A list of ALL things stolen will be presented here together with the Police report. More details on this soon… To our Spanish and Portuguese fans we are extremely sorry but we have NO chance of making it with everything being stolen."

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Soulfly Releases "Rise Of The Fallen" Video

Soulfly released their new full length, "Omen," today, May 25. To support the album they have posted the music video and a "making of" video for the album's first single "Rise Of The Fallen." You can see the music video below and the "making of" video after the jump.

Click here to purchase the album directly from Roadrunner Records.

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Shadows Fall Drummer Announces Live Performances

Jason Bittner, the drummer for metalcore act Shadows Fall, will be appearing at two Daddy's stores in the northeast U.S.; June 15th in Williston, VT, and June 22 in Boston, MA. A $10 ticket gets a performance, clinic and Bittner's signature series sticks.

More details, how to buy tickets, and the official flyer can be found at Daddy's website.

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Shaded Enmity Posts New Song Online

Seattle metal band Shaded Enmity has posted a rough mix of the new song "One Way Out" from their upcoming album "Hijo Perdido" on their MySpace page. the band comments, "Those of you that have seen us live have seen this song, but we wanted to give all our internet friends a chance to get a sneak peek at the new album! We just played down in Portland on last Friday and the crowd was amazing."

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Bison b.c. Posts Live Bootleg Video

Bison b.c., a jean jacket clad riff outfit, has a live bootleg video from a show in Thunder Bay, ON, in March of 2010. The song is "Stressed Elephant" which is off of their most recent full length, "Dark Ages," released in April of 2010 on Metal Blade Records. You can see the "Stressed Elephant" video below and more at Metal Blade TV.

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Barn Burner Announces European Tour Dates

Canadian riff monsters Barn Burner are spending all of May touring Canada with 3 Inches of Blood and Goatwhore. In August and September they will be headlining their own tour throughout Europe. This is all in support of their new album, "Bangers," which was released on February 16, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

Barn Burner European Tour
Aug 13 La Louvière, BEL - Taverne Du Theatre
Aug 14 Ieper, BEL - Ieper Summer Fest (performing)
Aug 15 Ieper, BEL - Ieper Summer Fest (hanging out)
Aug 16 TBA
Aug 17 Ludwigshafen, GER - Das Haus
Aug 18 Wuerzburg, GER - Immerhin
Aug 19 Leipzig, GER - Zoro
Aug 20 Berlin, GER - White Trash Fast Food
Aug 21 Giessen, GER - AK 44
Aug 22 Messancy, LUX - Rider's Park
Aug 23 Potsdam, GER - Black Fleck
Aug 24 Hamburg, GER - Hafenklang
Aug 25 Linkoping, SWE - Lorient Bar
Aug 26 Gavle, SWE - Intakto
Aug 27 Copenhagen, DK - Lades Kaelder
Aug 28 Essen, GER - Coffee Corner
Aug 29 Stuttgart, GER - TBA
Aug 30 TBA
Aug 31 Slavonice, CZ - Barak
Sep 01 Ljubljana, SLO - Channel Zero
Sep 02 Bologna, AUS - Lazzaretto
Sep 03 Vicenza, ITA - Sabotage Bar
Sep 04 Genzano (RM), ITA - Palarockness
Sep 05 Cremona (CR), ITA - Fuori Porta Pub
Sep 06 TBA
Sep 07 Bordeaux, FRA - Heretic Club
Sep 08 TBA
Sep 09 Leon, SPA - Taberna Belfast
Sep 10 Viana Do Castelo, POR - La Terrazza Club
Sep 11 Lisbon, POR - Casa de Lafoes
Sep 12 Madrid, SPA - Wurlitzer Ballroom
Sep 13 TBA
Sep 14 Barcelona, SPA - Sala Monasterio
Sep 15 Grenoble, FRA - Drak-Art

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Satyricon Remembers Slipknot Bassist

Norwegian black metal outfit Satyricon has posted a message online, remembering Paul Gray, the bass player of Iowa nine-piece Slipknot, who was found dead in a hotel room yesterday morning in Urbandale, Iowa. The message reads as follows:

"Today we mourn the passing of our friend Paul. The down to earth, friendly, unpretentious metal head that we loved. Our hearts go out to Slipknot, his family and his friends. May Paul have found his peace."

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Chimaira Announces U.K. Tour

Cleveland based heavy metal band Chimaira has announced that they will be heading back to the United Kingdom this autumn for a string of headlining shows. A message from the band reads:

"Well I hope that you UK fans are as excited to see us as we are you this coming October! Our last trip over with Trivium was absolutely fantastic, and we can't wait to do it again while holding the reigns. This time around we'll be playing a longer set with beefed up production, and we'll treat each show as our last as we close out The Infection touring cycle. Its been a crazy ride over the last year, and we're happy that our last stop will land with our loyal friends in the UK. Grab your tickets NOW, and don't forget to let everyone know that Chimaira is coming back to terrorize this October!! See you soon!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Mastodon Cancels Summer Tour Dates

Atlanta, Georgia based metal outfit Mastodon has announced that they have been forced to cancel their scheduled European summer tour, after guitarist Bill Kelleher was diagnosed with pancreatitus. Doctors have advised the guitar player to pursue further medication, but are optimistic he will make a full recovery. The band are also hoping that Kelleher will be enough to participate in the BlackDiamondSkye tour this September, with Alice In Chains and Deftones.

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Korn And Hatebreed Pay Tribute To Slipknot Bassist

As was reported yesterday, Slipknot bass player Paul Gray was found dead in a Urbandale, Iowa hotel room at around 10:50 yesterday morning, with the cause of death currently unknown. Several of his peers have posted tributes online, including a video message from Munky of Korn. You can check out the tributes below.

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall): "I'm so crushed to hear about the passing of Paul Gray. I had the pleasure of first getting to know him on a press trip to New York City before our tour with Slipknot and Lamb Of God in 2005 and then sharing stages and good times with him and the boys around the world. He was a great musician, an underrated songwriter and a truly warm soul underneath the evil mask he rocked onstage. This is a huge loss to the metal world. He will be missed deeply." (courtesy of MTV News) More...

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